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Is Obama Overstepping His Executive Authority on Immigration?

Save America's Small Businesses

Economically and socially disadvantaged firms are currently under pressure from all sides.

How We Are Successfully Dismantling the School-to-Prison Pipeline in Denver

Undoing decades of systematic injustices has required community-driven discipline reform and leaders willing to accept accountability.

Critics Say Executive Action on Immigration Would Be Unprecedented. They Forget Their History.

Presidents have almost always acted first to permit immigration or prevent deportation—with Congress ratifying those actions later on.

President Obama Backtracked on Immigration Promises for Political Reasons

Postponing action on immigration reform may have been politically smart, but it comes with a serious human cost.

How Boston Encourages U.S. Citizenship

The city's broad-scale effort helps eligible legal residents navigate the tricky and costly process of applying for citizenship. 

New Jersey Is Working to Build a Diverse New Generation of Science and Tech Innovators

The state that gave the world the light bulb, the silicon transistor, and the antibiotic streptomycin looks to lead the way again.

Family Detention for Central American Refugees Is Inhumane

Our government's response so far to the border crisis has been an international embarrassment. 

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About The Next America

The Next America explores the political, economic and social impacts of profound racial and cultural change facing our nation. The initiative includes polls, national and local events with thought leaders, magazine supplements and this site. In 2010, Ronald Brownstein wrote a National Journal cover story, explained the impact of a shift to an older, more ethnically diverse America. “The Gray and the Brown: A Generational Mismatch” is the foundation of The Next America.

'My View' of the Next America

Are you part of the demographic that is the Next America? Are you a catalyst who fosters change for the next generation? We welcome first-person perspectives to supplement our growing list. Please contact us.